TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: New Zealand will target a repeat of their 1999 heroics, when they turned a 1-0 deficit into a series victory… while James Anderson extends his lead at the top of Trent Bridge’s Test wicket-taking list
- New Zealand took a 2-1 series win in England in 1999 despite losing the first Test
- Their fine opening partnership of 84 was the highest at Trent Bridge since 2005
- James Anderson is now 29 wickets clear at the top of the ground’s all-time list
New Zealand have moved into a commanding position in their second Test against England after building up a superb stand for their fifth wicket.
The hosts were guilty of several sloppy drops and, despite managing to get the ball to move late on, already find themselves facing a battle against the odds.
Here, Sportsmail‘s LAWRENCE BOOTH takes a statistical look at the facts, figures, quirks and anomalies after the day’s play at Trent Bridge…
Daryl Mitchell hit another half-century as New Zealand took a commanding second Test lead
If New Zealand are to win this series, they will need to emulate their achievement in England in 1999, when they turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 victory. It remains the only time they have come from behind to win a Test series.
The 84 put on by Tom Latham and Will Young was the highest opening partnership in a Trent Bridge Test since Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Strauss began with 105 against Australia in 2005.
James Anderson extended his lead at the top of Trent Bridge’s Test wicket-taking list, and now has 70 at 19 apiece – a full 29 clear of Stuart Broad and Alec Bedser.
James Anderson moved further clear at the top of Trent Bridge’s wicket-taking list, however
After Daryl Mitchell knocked over a woman’s pint of cider in the members’ enclosure, the New Zealand team bought her a replacement drink. A photograph of Susan and her new drink later appeared on the Barmy Army’s Twitter feed.